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Munz: Jets face Sharks with four-game winning streak on line

Brian Munz
1/23/2014 4:46:37 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets conclude a two game California road trip against the San Jose Sharks with a 9:30pm ct face off at SAP Center.

The (23-23-5) Jets, who are on a season high four-game winning streak, are seventh in the Central Division with 51 points and trail Minnesota by eight points for a wild card playoff spot.

Tonight is the second of three games between these teams this season.  Grant Clitsome had a goal and two assists in Winnipeg's 5-4 shootout win November 10th at MTS Centre.

Ondrej Pavelec (15-19-4, 2.99, .901) will start his seventh consecutive game in goal.

Jets Projected Lines:

Ladd-Little-Frolik
Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler
Setoguchi-Jokinen-Byfuglien
Thorburn-Wright-Peluso

Enstrom-Bogosian
Stuart-Trouba
Pardy-Ellerby

Bryan Little is on a five game point streak that includes two goals and six assists.

Blake Wheeler (2 goals and four assists) Mark Scheifele (two goals and three assists) and Jacob Trouba (three goals and one assist) are on three game point streaks.

San Jose is on a four game winning streak after beating Calgary 3-2 Monday night.

The (32-12-6) Sharks are second in the Pacific Division with 70 points.  They trail first place Anaheim by nine points.

Alex Stalock (6-2, 1.80, .938) will start in goal.  His last start was seven days ago when he made 24 saves in a 3-0 win in Florida.

Sharks Projected Lines:

Pavelski-Thornton-Burns
Nieto-Marleau-Wingels
Kearns-Desjardins-Kennedy
Brown-McCarthy-Hayes

Boyle-Irwin
Vlasic-Demers
Stuart-Braun

Joe Pavelski has scored six goals and has one assist in his last three games.

Patrick Marleau is on a three game point streak that includes one goal and four assists.

Following tonight's game, the Jets will stay overnight in San Jose and fly home to Winnipeg tomorrow.  Next action is Saturday night at MTS Centre in a 6:00ct start against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bloggers: TSN Radio 1290 broadcasters Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz cover the Winnipeg Jets all season long. Manitoba-native Beyak is the play-by-play announcer for Jets regional games on TSN Jets and on TSN Radio 1290. Munz serves as a commentator for Jets broadcasts on TSN Radio 1290. Munz had previously been the voice of the Manitoba Moose.

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